Sunday, 30 June 2013

And that was June

Tomorrow we reach July. Half the year gone already. June has brought good news in the shape of our job interviews just a week and a bit away, we've both also made the next stage in a work competition and seen inside a finished version of the house we are hoping to buy next year. The highlight of June has to be meeting Rex and Ralphy for the first time and watching how much they've changed over the past few weeks when we've been going home so David can crack on with driving. He passed his theory test this week, one step closer! I've also enjoyed seeing how much the allotment has come to life recently, we've had a few tasty strawberries, can't wait to try some peas soon. Four weeks today we will be in London for a few days, really looking forward to going to see the Bowie exhibition at the V&A and riding around on the underground. Bring on July...

Thursday, 27 June 2013

Things I love Thursday

I haven't done one of these for a while but this week has brought positive news that has cheered us up no end along with

Having two days off with my husband and seeing family and of course, Rex and Ralphy

I know these aren't new as such anymore but I discovered Cadbury Marvellous Creations

Eyeing up lovely dresses in the ASOS sale

Having long enough nails to paint them in pretty colours, this week it's this in azure with a cheeky disco ball glitter layer over the top

Newish Tatty Devine grapes necklace I won on eBay

Enjoying a touch of sunshine, well, it should be nice in June

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

June afternoon

Step under the apple tree,
drink the crisp cider
in the grass that hides
simply everything,
whisper, touch, movement.
Hidden and happy
in the late hazy sun
of a June afternoon.
In the shade
It is peaceful, cool
and safe
just like the riverbank

Friday, 21 June 2013

Pups in the wood

Rex and Ralphy are ten weeks old already! I find it hard to believe they'd only been with James and Bec for just over two weeks when I took these pictures, it feels like they've always been there. The difference between this week and last week is incredible to see, how big Ralphy is getting and how much they love to explore in the garden. The boys love their food and are still enjoying the odd cocktail sausage as a little treat. I only see them two days a week at the moment, it's been really interesting to watch how they've changed in such a short space of time. I look forward to seeing what they've learnt this week...  

Thursday, 20 June 2013

Crafty Creatives Box 12 ~ The Treat Box

I always get excited when a little pink box makes its appearance each month and this month was no exception. I love how different the themes are, from Glamour to The Treat Box laden with nostalgia. The goodies in box 12 do look good enough to eat, contents are as followed -

  • Art Card by Louise Williams, I love the kitsch flying marshmallows and the flamingo
  • CC kit, a little cross stitch project, I haven't done any cross stitch for years and years!
  • 3 cake slice charms, handmade by Susan King
  • Cupcake grosgrain ribbon
  • 10 'M' print cabochons, these look very realistic!
  • Fat Quarter of Paris Macaroons fabric, would look gorgeous as a little kitchen bunting
  • Pack of alteration tags
  • Biscuit cutter, mine was a little bell shape
  • Recipe card from Cathryn Dresser, a former Great British Bake off contestant
  • Bag of juicy beads, love the colours on these
  • Craft papers, a gorgeous selection of sweet prints
  • 5 ice cream buttons, these are lovely
  • And finally, two Chupa Chups lollipops to enjoy after looking at all these sweet delights
Overall, another fantastic box with lots of inspiring bits and pieces, so long as you can stop yourself from trying to eat them!

Saturday, 15 June 2013


Daisies and Dandelions
collide, erupt,
on a summer day field.
I’ve been here before,
admiration aside,
I lay here a year ago,
Same thoughts, a different me.
I believe correctly,
I was alone, not lost as I am now,
with a bright and warm future.


Friday, 14 June 2013

On the allotment

During our two days off we also saw how much progress has been made on the allotment. Again, the weather wasn't really on our side but everything has grown so much and the first crop is coming on well. Cucumbers, tomatoes, peas and carrots as well as strawberries will be ready fairly soon, really looking forward to trying some of this lovely looking produce when the time comes.